Ewan McCabe, the eldest, is a warrior determined to vanquish his enemy. Now, with the time ripe for battle, his men are ready and Ewan is poised to take back what is his-until a blue-eyed, raven-haired temptress is thrust upon him. Mairin may be the salvation of Ewan's clan, but for a man who dreams only of revenge, matters of the heart are strange territory to conquer. The illegitimate daughter of the king, Mairin possesses prized property that has made her a pawn-and wary of love. Her worst fears are realized when she is rescued from peril only to be forced into marriage by her charismatic and commanding savior, Ewan McCabe. But her attraction to her ruggedly powerful new husband makes her crave his surprisingly tender touch; her body comes alive under his sensual mastery. And as war draws near, Mairin's strength, spirit, and passion challenge Ewan to conquer his demons-and embrace a love that means more than revenge or land.
©2011 Maya Banks (P)2012 Tantor
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
As a lover of Highlander stories (especially those by Paula Quinn & Karen Marie Moning), "In Bed..." seemed like a good buy. Rocking installment. The reader is hooked right from the start. Yes, as another pointed out, there is some similarity to "Ravished by a Highlander" but "In Bed..." has much original material not to mention well described intimacy. Though I want a great story, I equally crave sexual chemistry and romance between characters. Banks doesn't disappoint.
Having enjoyed Kirsten Potter's narrations in the past, her interpretation in this story is equally wonderful. Consumed the story in one day! Not a waste of time or money.
It is a typical "Highlander Romance", a subject I enjoy. So if you like historical romance with a good story it's a good bet you will like this book. The only thing I don't love about the romance genre on tape are the sex scenes, it often times sounds ridiculous. This wasn't so bad as some others I've listened to however.
Only if they like romance.
I thought she did a great job with her voice and the different characters.
Two narrators one for the female and one for the male voices.
I purchased all three of the books in this series when Audible had a sale so I only paid
$4.95 for each. It may be why I liked the books, they were a good listen at a great price.
I wanted to hear Scottish accents and sex so I decided to try this out. I technically got what I was looking for, but it didn't satisfy me. I think if I were into highlander romances more, or if I were less into paranormal romance this would have been cool, but it didn't scratch my itch like I wanted it to. It wasn't bad, just totally not what gets me going.
I would recommend this novel without hesitation. It has everything a girl wants in a romance novel. There are times for a serious read, for a read to expand your mind and educate you, and then there is the time for a good romance novel to remind you of those saucy paperbacks of your youth! This novel has it all - spirited heroine, a strong hero, danger, love, and the happy ever after!
The main female character is spirited and strong and does not give up on her dreams but remains open to true love.
I honestly believe Kirsten Potter is one of the best narrators I have ever heard. She has an uncanny ability to bring each character to life and does not possess one ounce of that boring monotone voice that can make some books so hard to listen to even if the story is a good. I would defintely listen to more books - outside of this genre - where she is the narrator.
The Fighting Highland Lass
This book, like the rest of the series, "reads" as if it was written in a hurry. There are several slightly annoying multiple word usage points (repeating something that could easily have been substituted with a similar word). So the actual "text" is ever so slightly sloppy sounding but the story itself is SO much fun!!! It sometimes gets needlessly racy but it all adds to the great fun of this book and this series. I couldn't wait to move to the next volume to hear how peripheral characters introduced in this volume fared as major players in the next book. Bottom line, these books are worth the effort for the fun factor.
I really enjoyed this highlander story. My only real issue was the narrator would switch between a scottish burr and her normal american accent. When Rosalyn Landor (my favorite narrator) reads, she stays in the same dialect. I would have preferred the narrator to pick one and stick with it. But overall, she did well.
easy to follow
I felt she does a good job, however it sounds like some of the people in the story come from Transavania not Scottland.
Probably with a different narrator
Couldn't get that far
The Scott accents were weird and sounded more like Dracula than Scottish. The regular bathroom sounded to sleepy and monotone
Didn't get that far
This is the first book I've listened to by Maya Banks. I found myself picking up my iPod every time I had a spare moment, even if it was just for five minutes. The story was good, grabbed me at the first page, and the characters likable. Ms Banks did a wonderful job with her secondary characters, I am hoping they get a grand story of their own.
For now, I am now off to buy the other two books in this series.
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